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BT10 Short Course 28 - Humor Matters: Clinical Applications of Humor in Cognitive Therapy - Steven Sultanoff, PhD

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) |  Psychotherapy |  Short Courses |  Humor |  Brief Therapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2010
Steve Sultanoff |  Steven Sultanoff, Psychologist
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2010
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Humor in the serious realm of psychotherapy? This lively presentation, filled with anecdotes and clinical illustrations, will explore the rationale for and practical application of humor in cognitive therapy. Both cognitive therapy and humor can create change in the central aspects of human experience—cognitions, emotions, behaviors, and physiology. The presenter will explore how humor can be a powerful tool for both diagnosis and treatment, and will differentiate between empathic and hostile styles of humor. With Steven Sultanoff.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the link between humor and feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and biochemistry.
  2. Use humor as both a treatment and diagnostic tool.  

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Steven M. Sultanoff, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and therapeutic humor-ist. As a professional speaker, he has presented his unique perspective on therapeutic humor to national, state, and local conferences, as well as, to numerous organizations and corporations. His programs are a blend of valuable information presented through cartoons, jokes, anecdotes, props, quotes, and experiences which illustrate how humor changes our feeling, thinking, behavior, and even our biochemistry in order to help us lead healthier and happier lives. He is the Past President of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.